Our Nappling is designed especially for kids, to help them switch off after a long day of learning and play. Sleeping under weight is proven to help people do exactly that, by relaxing the body into a naturally deep, longer sleep.
In the Nappling, our signature chunky knit loops are smaller and closer together, so the weighted blanket hugs little ones close. That way, they enjoy the full benefit of a weighted blanket that’s tailored to their small size and shape.
The Parent Tested Parent Approved Nappling is knitted from layers of natural organic cotton, which is highly breathable and delightfully soft, for a magical cuddle and just-right coziness whenever it’s time to snuggle up for a snooze.
Our GOTS-certified & Fairtrade International certified 100% organic long-staple cotton is pre-washed for buttery softness – just like your favorite T-shirt.
Organic cotton is naturally breathable and 100% biodegradable.
A healthier choice for your home and the planet: organic cotton uses up to 90% less water than conventional farming methods and is free from harmful chemicals, pesticides, synthetics, or artificial softeners.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 ensures this product is safe for your family, the people who manufactured it and the environment.
All our blankets arrive pre-washed, so there’s no need to wash it before you cuddle up! The Nappling is designed to be snuggled and loved, so that means that when the time comes, it’s easy to wash, too.
When your Nappling is in need of a refresh, wash it separately in cold water on a delicate or permanent-press cycle. Use a mild detergent, and avoid bleach and fabric softeners.
Tumble dry on low.
Note: your Nappling may take more than one cycle to be fully dried. Avoid hanging your Nappling to dry – it'll stretch out its lovely loops.
Learn more: How to wash your Bearaby knitted weighted blanket
Our Nappling is available in two weight options. We recommend a weighted blanket that is around 10 % of your child’s body weight.
6 lbs - 36” x 48”
8 lbs - 40" x 60"
How long does it take your little one to drift off?
How much does your little one weigh?
We know, they get bigger every day! We recommend a blanket that weighs 15% of your child’s body weight.
My child needs extra support to...
Choose all that apply
It seems our Nappling might be a little light for your child. Based on your answers we recommend a 10 lb Cotton Napper for your child.
Explore Cotton Napper
The coolest cuddles around
Snuggly softness designed for small sleepers – the best weighted blanket for kids has arrived. The Nappling captures the magic of a blissful cuddle in layers of soft and breathable organic cotton, in a color-palette that’s as couchworthy as it is calming.
HOW IT WORKS
Snug as a bug in a Bearaby
The simple science of sleeping under weight goes back to Deep Touch Pressure Therapy. Just like a cuddle, when an evenly distributed weight is placed across the body, a wonderful feeling of calm, relaxation and comfort takes over. It’s truly magical.
Calm and cozy
A cuddle from a Nappling is
calming and comforting.
Sleep tight all night
A gentle even pressure on
the body leads to deep,
Wake up happy
Days spent feeling rested
and happy are the best
days, in our book.
Bundles of reasons for joy!
We’ve bundled up all of these benefits into a gorgeously cozy and cuddlesome children’s weighted blanket that’s totally natural, and practical too!
Perfect for all
for deeper sleep
No fillers, just
What our customers say
- PMPamela M.Verified Buyer6/2/23ReviewingNappling Confetti / 8Rated 5 out of 5 starsPerfect size for recovery
Needed the smaller sized Nappling in order to sleep in a recliner for 6 weeks after rotator cuff surgery.
Perfect size and weight to enhance my recovery and quality of sleep. Normally sleep with a 15 pound Bearaby weighted blanket in my bed but it was too large and heavy to use for sleeping in a recliner for 6 weeks.
- JPJennifer P.Verified Buyer5/30/23ReviewingNappling Confetti / 8Rated 5 out of 5 starsADHD soother
This blanket is comforting and calming for my ADHD 7-year-old. As an added bonus it’s simply beautiful.BBearaby6/2/23
Hi Jennifer 👋 Thanks so much for sharing your experience with our weighted blankets for kids! I’m delighted to hear that your Nappling has brought some comfort and calm to your son. Wishing you and yours many happy naps ahead! 🐨
- ZMZUZANA M.Verified Buyer5/29/23ReviewingNappling Olive Night / 6Rated 5 out of 5 starsMy 8 year old loves it
My son has big sensory issues with touch, physical love is his love language, and he sleeps very hot, so this blanket was a huge help and comfort for him, and me, his mama!BBearaby6/2/23
Hi Zuzana 👋 I’m so glad that your son likes his new Nappling! Each of our kids weighted blankets is hand-knitted with love, and we are over the moon to hear that the Nappling has been a help and a comfort in your home. Happy Napping! 💙
- MPmaureen P.Verified Buyer5/24/23ReviewingNappling Midnight Blue / 8Rated 5 out of 5 starsWyatt's blankie
We love it.
- MCMelissa C.Verified Buyer5/20/23ReviewingNappling Olive Night / 8Rated 5 out of 5 starsOlive 8lb Nappling - Just Right!
I am an approximately 135lb adult and ordered the Nappling to replace the 15lb I originally ordered which was too big and heavy for me, though I wish they had the same color and fabric (specifically Tencel) choices in the 8lb Nappling. Even so, the weight of this blanket is just the right amount to help give me the hug (minus the heat) that I need to fall asleep. I love it! 💕
Frequently Asked Questions
How do weighted blankets work?
The magical calming effect of a weighted blanket comes from something called Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) Therapy, which is the act of placing an even weight all over the body.
For little ones, it can help them to feel safer, and more secure – it’s like getting a comforting hug from your blanket! It can help make bedtimes less stressful, and lull your littles into a deep, blissful sleep.
Here’s what the science says about DTP:
- It increases serotonin, which makes you feel happier and more content
- It increases melatonin, which helps you to fall asleep
- It decreases cortisol, helping to reduce anxiety and stress
Can a 4-year-old use a weighted blanket?
Weighted blankets like Parent Tested Parent Approved Nappling are safe for children aged four years and older.
Using a weighted blanket for a toddler or a baby poses safety risks and we do not recommend using our weighted blanket for very young children.
What are the benefits of weighted blankets for kids?
The benefits of a weighted blanket for kids are rooted in the science of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) Therapy. Like the soothing feeling of a warm hug or how a baby is soothed when swaddled, the DTP children experience when resting under a weighted blanket naturally helps comfort and calm them.
DTP is proven to increase serotonin levels. Serotonin naturally converts into melatonin, also known as our body’s sleep hormone. During naptime or bedtime, this natural conversion can do wonders in helping your child fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
If your child tends to be a sensory-seeker and has difficulty sleeping, a weighted blanket can be the perfect tool to help them calm down and naturally find better sleep over time.
How do you use a kids weighted blanket?
Kids can use weighted blankets in a variety of ways:
- During nap time
- During night time
- Draped over little laps when doing homework
If your child feels anxious, the “hugging” feeling of resting under a weighted blanket can bring about a greater sense of calm. Pull out a Nappling when your little one needs some downtime – Napplings pair great with a book on the couch!
Read our helpful article on how to use a weighted blanket for kids for more detailed information.